WPF vs Javascript for building custom widgets?

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09-14-2015 07:24 PM
Myoung-okYoo
Esri Contributor

I have tried to make new widget for Operation-dashboard.

I found two type sample codes on the Esri's Github. WPF or Javascript.

Javascript samples look like new ones and esri's direction.

WPF samples does not seem to be updated since last year.

What kind of language do i choose for continuous usages?

Or, please let me know the differences between of WPF and javascript for Operation Dashboard add-ins.

Thanks.

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FreddieGibson
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You will want to use the JavaScript version of this API. This API will be moving to JavaScript and the WPF sdk will end its support sometime next year. This is noted in the following proceedings.

Extending the Operations Dashboard

http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc15/tech-workshops/tw_605-132.pdf

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FreddieGibson
Regular Contributor II

You will want to use the JavaScript version of this API. This API will be moving to JavaScript and the WPF sdk will end its support sometime next year. This is noted in the following proceedings.

Extending the Operations Dashboard

http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc15/tech-workshops/tw_605-132.pdf

ChristopherOlsen
Regular Contributor

Moreover on Freddie's point- one of the other advantages of using Javascript based widgets instead of WPF is that they will work in both desktop and web Dashboards.  The WPF extensions only work in desktop and as Freddie mentioned, support will be ending for those soon, so if you have not started any extension building yet- go with Javascript and if you have some in WPF, please start migrating.

-Chris